Is open Internet dying? What are the most successful food and drink startups? Should you choose Elixir or Ruby for your next web project? Find the answers to these and other questions in today’s newsletter.
America Is About to Kill the Open Internet – and Towns Like This Will Pay the Price
FCC’s order from 2015, passed under Obama, stops companies from “offering tiered services – fast and slow lanes for different service”, because it treats broadband as a utility. Changing this approach is going to influence everyone, but small towns and rural communities are going to be hit the hardest. Read more
Making the World’s Hotels Exceptional, Thanks to Quality Feedback and Insights from Real Guests – Interview With the Founders of TheKnow
Who doesn’t love a good hotel experience? The Know is a platform through which customers can give honest feedback to hotels and help them improve. Read more
Meet the 10 Most Successful Startups in the Food and Drink Business
Delicious meals and tempting beverages! Check out the most popular food trends according to startups. Read more
Google to Launch Hong Kong Cloud Region in 2018
The Google Cloud Platform in Hong Kong will be the company’s sixth venture of this kind in the Asia-Pacific region. That still leaves mainland China to be conquered, but there, Google will have to win against their competitors, Microsoft and Amazon Web Services. Read more
Maybe Capital: This Satirical VC Board Game Is Hilariously Twisted
Board games are always great, but this one will help you gain perspective on startup funding and can give you useful ideas. It’s a bit vulgar but for a good cause – fighting against prejudice and stereotype. Read more
Where's the Love? Why You Should Work to Ingrain Gratitude Into Your Company Culture
Underappreciation can bring unnecessary tension to a team or cause someone to lose motivation. Tap into one of the most valuable resources – gratitude – to increase productivity and make your colleagues happy. Read more
Too Many Founders Miss the Point Because They Put Margins Over Users
“I’m not an unburdened being of pure light who can float above the world, free from the temptation of cold hard cash and the materialistic things that it can buy,” writes Jon Westenberg, author of this article. “But I also think it’s important to remember that money cannot be the driving force behind everything you do.” Read more
Elixir vs Ruby – Which One is the Language for Your Next Project?
Ruby on Rails: once revolutionary, now much loved and reliable framework. Elixir: a promise of faster and more optimised apps. Which one is better for your project? Read more
Want to Start Your Own Startup But Hate the Home Office Concept?
Not everybody dreams of working from bed or never changing out of their pyjamas. Cabin fever is real, and if you don’t think home office is for you, here are some suggestions on how to avoid it. Read more
Open internet may be heading towards its death, but let’s hope it holds on as long as possible. In the meantime, you can enjoy quality hotel experiences, satirical board games that teach you about startup culture, and some well-earned appreciation in the workplace.